We first introduced the playback feature into NEM-Watch in early 2002, and since that time it has grown to become one of the most popular features within the application.
Because NEM-Watch is able to store a limited amount of market history (up to 30 days’ worth, if you keep it running continuously), the playback feature provides an innovative way for you to review recent operations in the market.
For instance, if you have been away over the weekend (or even just over the lunch break) and you come back to see a spike in price, a jump in demand, a unit or an interconnector fall offline, you can playback sequentially through recent market history to form a clear view of the situation leading up to, through and resulting from this event.
Just click on the “Playback” button and then specify a start time. The NEM-Watch display will revert to what the conditions were at the time you selected.
NEM-Watch will then step through the market from that time, one period after the other, to show event sequencing around that time. Adjust the playback speed to speed up (or slow down) the progression. The PAUSE, BACK and FORWARD buttons also can be of some use to you here as you piece together the chain of events.
Note that the data that is NOT stored in the NEM-Watch database (e.g. weather and WEPI) will not be able to be played-back in this manner.
**WEPI data has been discontinued as of the 1st of February 2016.
Coupled with the use of the Screenshot feature, you will find the Playback functionality is an excellent way to ensure you (and others) remain on top of operations in the market.
Communicate your findings with others through judicious use of NEM-Watch images.